Links to Resources
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Links to Bicycle Advocacy

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ITDP Institute for Transportation & Development Policy

World Carfree Network , the hub of the global carfree movement.

UrbEd (Urban and Economic Development Group) is a leading independent research and consultancy firm specialising in the fields of urban regeneration, local economic development, sustainability and urban design.

International Making Cities Livable seeks to strengthen community by creating viable public places for social life in our cities will reduce anonymity, and increase grassroots democracy by returning to compact, mixed use cities based on walking, cycling, and public transport.

Detour Publications is a non-profit, on-line bookstore offering many titles on sustainable passenger and freight transport, urban planning, "smart growth," and climate change.

Auto-Free New York works to improve transit, cut car use, and remake streets for people.

Alternatives Journal offers environmental thought, policy, and action embracing current events and timeless issues.

Cyburbia: The Planning and Architecture Internet Resource Center contains a comprehensive directory of Internet resources relevant to planning, architecture, urbanism and other topics related to the built environment. Cyburbia also contains information about architecture and planning related mailing lists and Usenet newsgroups, and hosts several interactive message areas.

The Coalition for Alternative Transportation works to improve mobility.

A to B Magazine is dedicated to demonstrating alternatives to the car - primarily electric bicycles, public transport-friendly folding bikes and bike carraige by rail, bus and air.

The Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition is a cycling advocacy organization based in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Site includes advocacy and cycle commuting sections as well as information on the rides and touring cycling possibilities on Vancouver Island and the Canadian Gulf Islands.

Carfree UK imagine living in a carfree community

The car-free universe project strengthening communities of the car-free. Introduce yourself and share thoughts about carfree living.

The Form of Cities: an Introduction to Carfree Cities - an article by J.H. Crawford in The New Colonist

The Biketopia Project is engaging in a discussion about building a city without or with a minimum of internal combustion engines, where people can live and work in a low-cost unpolluted environment.

The European Cyclists' Federation is the world's largest bicycle advocacy organisation with 33 sub-groups in 22 countries.

MassBike is the leading bicycle advocacy group in Massachussetts.

B.E.S.T. helps solve pollution, climate change, traffic congestion, and urban sprawl problems.

Perils For Pedestrians A television series about problems confronting people who walk.

Bicycling Magazine : the world's largest cycling publication.

Living Streets covers all aspects of pedestrian welfare

Bicycle Transportation Alliance promotes bicycling for safer streets, cleaner air, and energy independence.

"Skeletons in the closet of the Suburban Frontier" Kris Price in Terrain, Issue #4

Citystreets: see what pedestrian advocates are doing in New York, at this innovative and original pedestrian-oriented transportation website.

International Bike Fund promotes sustainable transport and international understanding

Transportation Alternatives is a member-supported New York City-area citizens' group working for better bicycling, walking and public transit, and fewer cars.

Chainguard - bicycle advocacy on line.

What is Road Safety? A look at statistical methods and manipulations regarding safety.

Car Busters Magazine helps to unite, build, and maintain the international car-free movement, and to inform, motivate, publicize and empower all groups and individuals fighting against the car's dominance and destructiveness.

Carfree site from Ryan Harris , a Regional Planner for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

Chris Bradshaw has published some very interesting material on the scale of cities, the role of low-impact transport, and the social effects of urban planning.

CicloVía Málaga is a research project launched by the Society of CicloVía Málaga Young Geographers. It examines the bicycle as a transportation alternative in the city of Málaga (Spanish).

Velo Mondial is a global bike site that includes the Amsterdam Declaration on the rights of cyclists.

Organic Engines - Recumbent Bicycle and Tricycle Builder Maker of recumbent bicycles and tricycles, including a cargo trike that can enable car free living by providing a healthy and reliable transportation alternative.

Car-Free France (portal site)

Auto-Free Life explores the challenges and rewards of car-free and car-light lifestyles, tracks the real-world, out-of-pocket cost of car ownership, and examines the so-called "need" to own a car.

Central London Partnership is a public and private sector partnership which takes action to make central London a better place to live, work, invest, and visit.

The Thunderhead Alliance is a coalition of state and local bicycle advocacy groups.

Auto-Free Orange County is an Orange County, California volunteer organization helping people develop less car-dependent lifestyles and more pedestrian-friendly communities.

Raging Bike Measure your contribution to an emission free urban environment, check out the worst cars and post your own cycle incidents to the rage tables. is a resource centre for human powered transport of freight and people, with information on the manufacturers and operators of work bikes and research into sustainable human-powered transport.

Ken Kifer's Bike Page deals with issues and misconceptions concerning bicycling and points out that cycling is usually faster than driving and is always healthier and kinder to the environment.

Car Free Month in the San Francisco Bay Area, possibly expanding to other regions.

Resources for bike messengers worldwide - the homepage of the International Federation of Bike Messenger associations

Self-Propelled City is working on a self-propelled future for urban environments. for the committed bicyclist out to help save the planet.

The Greenway is working to provide a safe, clean, aesthetic, and enjoyable place for people of all ages to ride a bicycle all year round.

The Bicycle Forest  

The Pound: A site about cars for those who don't like them…

BikeAthens (Georgia) is dedicated to promoting sustainable transportation solutions for the Classic City.

Carfree American promotes healthy bodies and minds, environment, and communities.

Green and smart is the idea that public transport and walking are viable and sustainable modes of transport, and the lack of information is a significant impediment.

Cycling in the Netherlands from the Dutch government (PDF)

Walk + Roll Cleveland encourages people to walk and bicycle in their daily lives.

Bicycle City An eco-friendly place to live, work, and play

Bicycle Civil Liberties Union The Bicycle Civil Liberties Union (BCLU) champions equal treatment for those who do not drive, especially bicyclists and pedestrians.

Greenways Travel Club in the Czech Republic

Momentum the magazine for self-propelled people

Bicycle Transportation Systems proposes indoor, wind-assisted cycling.

Rickshaw & Pedicab Forum is a place for discussion of this mode.

Velomobile information

rede ciclável de Lisboa Lisbon cycle network

New Urban Home The New Urban Home is a sustainable, fleible, and creative solution to individualized contemporary living.

PedNet - pedestrians and cyclists in Columbia, Missouri

The Southbay Cruisers is a bicycle group based in Los Angeles.

Lords of the Logistic: How the Other Half Drives

rede ciclável de Lisboa is a bicycling advocacy group in Lisbon

Yuba Pride affordable mobility

Bicycle Doctor has links to many cycling-related organizations

Carfree World is a carfree blog

Cycling Resource Centre in Australia

Rouler à vélo French-Canadian bike blog

Main Street Pedicab is a builder of modern pedicabs.

EBBC (the East Bay Bicycle Coalition) is a San Francisco Bay Area organization promoting bicycling as an everyday means of transportation. The site includes a list of upcoming events in the Bay Area and back issues of RideOn, the organization's newsletter.

AMS Bike Co-op at UBC

Bicycle Civil Liberties Union champions equal treatment for those who do not drive, especially bicyclists and pedestrians

Cycling Rachel Smith cycling blog

College Town Issues Issues related to student and year-round residents living and working together in college towns across the USA, especially in older, walkable neighborhoods.


Understanding and measuring bicycling behavior  

Croydon Cycling Campaign bicycle advocacy

London Cycling Campaign bicycle advocacy

FIAB Federazione Italiana Amici della Bicicletta (Italian bicyclist society)

California Bicycle Coalition  

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition promotes the bicycle for everyday transportation

People Power bicycle advocacy for santa cruz county

Bicycle-Friendly Berkeley Coalition works to make Berkeley a more bicycle-friendly city

The Participatory City Innovations in the European Union (including a brief history of the carfree movement) provides links to street-reclaiming direct action around the world.

Urb-al Cycling Info for Latin America

Active Living Leadership supports government leaders as they create and promote policies, programs and places that enable active living to improve the health, well-being and vitality of communities.

North Carolina Coalition for Bicycle Driving Bicyclists are drivers of vehicles. Every street is a bicycle facility.

umverkehR Zukunft ink.

Bicycle-Friendly Berkeley Coalition is the Bicycle-Friendly Berkeley Coalition. Our mission is to make Berkeley a more bicycle-friendly city

Bike the Bridge! coalition

Bikes Not Bombs Every business day until the car war has been stopped

People Power bicycle advocacy for santa cruz county

European Greenways Association Sustaining the future on the past

BEST Berkeley Ecological & Safe Transportation Coalition

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